Original Text of the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 4:17 -- From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."

Matthew 25 Commentary of the Bible

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Here Comes the Bridegroom  ( Matthew 25:1-13 )  Sunday Message

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We began last Sunday a look at the parables of our Lord, and especially those which reveal the attitudes and activities of those who are waiting for his coming again. We shall look today at the well-known parable of the ten virgins or maidens. This parable is very appropriate to this May season because it concerns a wedding. May is "apple blossom time," as the old song reminds us,

Some day in May
I'll come to say
Happy the bride that
The sun shines on today.

The Wise and the Foolish  ( Matthew 25:1-13 )  Sunday Message

Weddings never go out of style. They are as old fashioned as the race and as modern as today's newspaper. There is something fresh and beautiful about each one for we never seem to get over the excitement of watching two lives become one. At most weddings a lot of fuss is made over the bride and groom, but no one pays much attention to the attendants. Not so with Jesus. He chooses to use a wedding scene as a parable, to illustrate further what he means by the command, "Watch!" He doesn't even mention the bride and only incidentally the bridegroom.

To Risk or Not to Risk  ( Matthew 25:14-30 )  Sunday Message

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The familiar parable of the talents found in Matthew 25 is the third in the series our Lord gave his disciples at the close of his great Olivet discourse. After outlining the course of events from the time of his first coming through the destruction of Jerusalem under the Roman armies and the turbulent movements that would flow through the intervening age before he came again, he closes with a word of admonition contained in one word,watch. To expound what that word means he has given us these parables. They describe what it means to be watching for his return.

Living Dangerously  ( Matthew 25:14-30 )  Sunday Message

Parables can be as exciting and challenging as detective stories. Even more so, for in the end they turn out to be dealing with real life, while detective stories can be pretty far-fetched. But parables, like detective stories, are filled with half-hidden truths and secret meanings and yet with clues to these secrets scattered liberally throughout. Parables are God's exciting way of challenging us to a mystery hunt, and the treasure we are after is a new insight into the nature of life which will enrich us in a thousand ways if we act upon it once it is discovered.

The Unconscious Test  ( Matthew 25:31-46 )  Sunday Message

This is the last chapter. If you've sneaked ahead to read it out of order because you can't wait to find out how it all ends, go ahead, read it! But come back to it again when you've finished the rest of the book. It will make much better sense to you then. But if you've stayed with us all the way you'll be anxious to know how Jesus ends this tremendous talk with his disciples on the Mount of Olives. He suddenly drops the use of parables and returns to a simple narrative.

Holy Discontent: a World-View  ( Matthew 25:35-40 )  Conference Session

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